People have become so addicted to Facebook that one window is always open where they are online through this social network. Around 600 million use Facebook whereas Twitter has around 200 million users. In that sense, Facebook is more widely connected and international than Twitter. Facebook is for close family and friends, whereas Twitter is to follow those people whom you want to be friends with or share some interests alike. Both Facebook and Twitter have their own fan following, each is competitive for the services they provide. Both are the one of the largest social networking sites and each day they are evolving with addition of newer and better features than ever before. This generates more users and hence more involvement on their platforms. But here are 10 reasons why Facebook is better than Twitter:
1. Better Expression
Profiles on Facebook are more elaborate and exclusive. You can get to know them better through reading their pages, whereas Twitter lacks that connectivity of people. The tweets are anything about anything, but on Facebook people tend to right more thought-provoking and discussion driven statuses which then leads to more excitement and involvement of people on the platform. One can clearly see and tell who are friends with whom on Twitter as there is elaborative categorizing on Facebook, whereas on Twitter one is not sure of how much a follower is closer to the person he or she is following.
2. Interest Oriented
Another better thing about Facebook is that it constantly suggests people whom one might know to connect with them on the site. Whereas there is only a conventional way of finding friends out on Twitter through various email services that one might be using. Through those email services one can see who is part of the website and can request connection. But on Facebook one knows who are friends with whom and in that way can find like-minded people easily forming groups and supporting causes that one believes in. This is how Facebook is more interest oriented.
3. News Feed is Better
Facebook is really good at suggesting news and making you reach out to the details of an event or happening that you might be eager to know exclusively about, whereas Twitter will only break the news for you. It works more like a breaking news tickler and a channel for headlines only. To get to know the depth of a story and to cover it better, Facebook is a better option certainly with enthusiastic debates and discussions on every day events that affects our lives.
4. Personal Connection
On Facebook, people tend to present themselves virtually, as if it is their virtual lives and their virtual existence. Whereas on Twitter, people just tweet whatever that they are thinking momentarily and might even change their mind on that. So in this particular sense, whatever that is being said or much rather written on Twitter does not necessarily stand for longer. It changes with the passage of time and is not a status so as to say.
5. Instant Connectivity
On Facebook one can have better connectivity with their contacts than on Twitter as there are many means to communicate, like writing on their profile walls, sending messages or simply writing a status and indicating them. Whereas on Twitter, the connection is only through tweets and messages, and one cannot have more in depth discussion or thought exchange in such a limited platform.
6. Different Environments
Facebook is where you can express yourself and show who you are, whereas on Twitter the window to self-depiction is very narrow. Both of these sites have basic differences in what their purposes are and the means through which they achieve them. Their environments are different and their uses have thus been deemed to be different when it comes to social networking. To each his own, therefore, for some people Facebook might coincide with their purpose and method of usage better than for someone who prefers Twitter for their own interests. It is all about what suits ones needs better than the other and one should choose that option.
7. Everything At One Place
On Facebook one can find everything at one junction only and one does not has to roam around to get all that one needs to keep up with. There are photos, videos, links and status updates, and all that in one place. Around more than a billion photos have been shared on Facebook by 2010. Whereas on Twitter one has to use couple of other services to get see whatever one wishes to through different formats.
8. Branding Opportunity
One of the best features that Facebook has is that of personal profile that one could create along with a page or group for any business or any other purpose. Facebook pages work almost like mini-websites for the brand promotion and information. Whereas on Twitter there is no such privilege. One has to just follow the profile or account or more specifically their channels, but there is no such thing as pages or groups on Twitter, which then again leads to its uses being limited only.
9. Chatting With Friends
On Facebook one can easily chat with friends and send instant messages. There is a threaded type discussion on Facebook which you could follow as it informs you instantly whenever someone has posted a new comment on your status or your photo or any other link that you have shared. This is the biggest feature of connectivity that Twitter lacks. As it is just about writing limited 140 characters tweets with no messaging to friends and no chatting with them online.
10. Supports Games and Apps
The interesting thing about Facebook is that it has games to play and have fun, where your friends could also join in as competitors, which doubles the excitement. According to a statistics, about 20 million people play games on Facebook daily. Besides this, it supports thousands of apps to enjoy and kill boredom. Whereas on Twitter there is no such exciting activity going on, which then makes it a bit dull.